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Findlay flood-control project focus of meeting

A public meeting to discuss the planned widening of the Blanchard River in Findlay, part of the flood-control effort, drew a small and agreeable crowd Wednesday night. About 50 people attended the meeting held at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium. During the...

Findlay floods come and go, but these guys aren’t budging

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in a seven-day series of stories that look back, and attempt to look forward, at the issue of flood control in Hancock and Putnam counties. The stories have been written in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the disastrous flood of...

Findlay flood victims urged to contact mayor’s office

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Findlay residents who had property damaged in last week’s flood are being encouraged to contact the mayor’s office. Mayor Lydia Mihalik told City Council on Tuesday that assessment teams from the city, the Hancock County Emergency...

Red Cross assessing Findlay flood damage

Damage in Findlay caused by last week’s flood most likely won’t qualify for federal disaster relief, but help may come from the state. Initial damage assessments conducted by the American Red Cross over the weekend list three East High Street residences at 512, 520 and 526 High...

Plan lowers Findlay floodwaters 2 feet

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER Maps released by the Army Corps of Engineers show its proposed flood plan could lower floodwaters in downtown Findlay by 2 feet during a 100-year flood, but would make flooding higher near Findlay’s reservoirs. For Findlay, that 2 feet could be...

Findlay flood prompts visit by U.S. senator

By DENISE GRANT and JOY BROWN STAFF WRITERS A Christmastime flood put the spotlight on Findlay again this week, with renewed promises of a flood-control solution from federal officials. U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who visited the city Monday, said exerting political pressure...

Blanchard may reach minor flood stage in Findlay, Ottawa

The National Weather Service is projecting possible minor flooding along the Blanchard River at Findlay and Ottawa this week, thanks to a weekend of rainstorms. The Blanchard River at Findlay was at 6.81 feet as of 4 p.m. Sunday, which was latest reading available late Sunday...

UPDATED: Flood warning for Eagle Creek in Findlay; Blanchard River rising slowly

The Blanchard River at Findlay and Ottawa continues to rise after rain fell again on Sunday and this morning. The Blanchard River at Findlay was at 9.13 feet as of 3 p.m. today. However, the gauge also appears to have not moved from that reading since noon today, and had jumped...

Blanchard River flood control work in Findlay to start Monday

DEFIANCE – Work on flood-control improvements to the Blanchard River at Findlay begins Monday; however, any progress on the more controversial proposed flood basins is still more than a year away. The Maumee Watershed Conservancy District, which is in charge of...

UPDATED: Blanchard River crests below flood stage in Findlay, rises in Ottawa

The Blanchard River is continuing to rise this morning near Ottawa, with the river level at 21.31 feet as of 2:30 p.m. The river may crest near 23 feet, the minor flooding stage, early Wednesday morning. When the river reaches 23 feet, flooding begins in low-lying areas south of...